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Poster: beecee Date: Jun 26, 2003 2:59am
Forum: etree Subject: downloading

I'm probably going to sound dumb here, but I'm new to this (havn't downloaded much at all)

When I download shows, some give me a the "time remaining", while others give no data for this. The shows I've tried to download that don't show the "time remaining" seem to continue to download after they've rached the number of MB that the site says the show contains, and seem to download a much slower speed. Am I doing something wrong?

This post was modified by beecee on 2003-06-26 09:59:32

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Jun 26, 2003 2:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: downloading

Sorry for the confusion. You get the "time remaining" when you are downloading a show from a freecache servers (these are caches to try to make things fast). When a show is not in a freecache yet then you get slower downloads (because of the conjestion) and you dont get the accurate size of time (this is because the .zip file is being constructed on the fly).

As more files move into freecaches, both of these issues are solved.

-brewster

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Poster: beecee Date: Jun 26, 2003 2:56am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: downloading

Thanks for the clarification. I guess if a show is not in freecache yet, then you're downloading a bigger file, thus, more MB than what is listed for the show?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 26, 2003 4:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: downloading with freecache

Could it be a difference like this?
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=7193

Anyway, the time remaining thing is a handy trick for quickly telling whether a to-get item is already in a cache or not, thanks! Before, I was trying to wade through the bulky freecache status page to check up.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrak Date: Jun 26, 2003 8:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: downloading with freecache

To check which server you are downloading from you should be able to see the link in your download window. If you are indeed pulling it from a freecache, it will start out with http://freecache....
If not, it will be http://etree, or http://movies.. etc..

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 26, 2003 11:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: checking cache status

Ah thanks, my d/l manager (in Mozilla) wasn't set up to view that by default- it's set now! Much easier to see what's happening.

Gin Blossoms 2003 test item's coming from freecache.dsi.internet2.edu at a tasty ~200 K/s, no speed probs there. :)


This post was modified by hamilton on 2003-06-26 18:01:11